Leading Edge Geomatics has recently closed a transaction with Capital Airways to acquire three aircraft along with the aviation maintenance and operations resources and capabilities. The acquisition brings the Leading Edge fleet of aircraft to five, and the team of professionals to over 30, to service the growing demand for airborne remote sensing and geomatics. Remote sensing and geomatics information is important to assist forestry, utility, engineering and natural resource management organizations to map, monitor and manage their assets more cost effectively.
The additional aircraft will enable Leading Edge to provide services to a larger geographic market and meet the growing demand in eastern Canada for remote sensing services. The acquisition was key for Leading Edge to recently win an opportunity in Virginia.
“The investment in the additional aircraft competitively positioned us for projects in the U.S, enabling us to extend our flying season by a month, which is an important component of our growth strategy,” stated Leading Edge vice president of Sales Bruce Hogan.
“As the Fixed Base Operator for the Fredericton International Airport, Capital Airways’ core business is providing aeronautical services such as fueling, flight planning, and aircraft storage for private aircraft as well as WestJet,” says vice president Mike Dana, “since Leading Edge has been the primary user of our aircraft fleet since 2009, the transaction will bring better efficiency to both companies.”